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  Beowulf - Rotten Tomatoes
In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother.
Beowulf aspires to epic realm of 300 and the fantasy of Lord of the Rings but falls short of both.
Beowulf may contain all the modern movie magic at Zemeckis’ disposal, but it plays like something Cecil B. DeMille could have churned out in his sleep...
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/beowulf   (993 words)

Beowulf is the earliest known narrative poem in English, and one of the most famous works of Anglo-Saxon poetry.
Beowulf kills the monster, and is celebrated as a great hero - but joy turns to horror when Grendel's mother arrives to avenge the killing of her son.
Beowulf is much admired for the richness of its poetry - for the beautiful sounds of the words and the imaginative quality of the description.
www.bl.uk /learning/langlit/changlang/writtenword/beowulfhome/beowulf.html   (0 words)

Beowulf's followers were relieved that their leader was still alive, and rejoiced that their hero had overcome Grendel's mother.
Beowulf refused to accept kingship, and let her son, Heardred, to rule the Geats, while the hero supported his young cousin.
Beowulf was in the van, and headed towards the cave, where he was confronted by the dragon.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse/beowulf.html   (3286 words)

  Beowulf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beowulf is one of the oldest surviving epic poems in what is identifiable as an early form of the English language.
Again, Beowulf is saved from the effects of his opponent's attack by his armour and, grasping a mighty sword from Grendel's mother's armoury (which, the poem tells us, no other man could have hefted in battle), Beowulf beheads her.
Beowulf and his warriors come to fight the dragon, but only one of the warriors, a brave young man named Wiglaf, stays to help Beowulf, because the rest are too afraid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beowulf   (4914 words)

 Beowulf (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Borg, a 52-node Beowulf cluster used by the McGill University pulsar group to search for pulsations from binary pulsars.
Beowulf is a design for high-performance parallel computing clusters on inexpensive personal computer hardware.
A Beowulf cluster is a group of usually identical PC computers running a FOSS Unix-like operating system, such as Linux or BSD.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beowulf_(computing)   (291 words)

 Beowulf (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beowulf is a 2007 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
See Beowulf for a basic plot synopsis, on which this film is based.
At Comic Con, the official Beowulf logo was revealed, which features the word "BEOWULF" in gothic-style iron lettering, with liquid gold dripping off of it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beowulf_(2007_film)   (681 words)

 BookRags: Beowulf Book Notes
Beowulf, who is the strongest and most powerful of the Geats, prepares a boat to sail to Denmark with fourteen of his best warriors.
Beowulf and his men enter Hrothgar's court and speak to Wulfgar, prince born to the Swedes, and follower of Hrothgar.
Beowulf tells Hrothgar that he and Grendel have been called together to battle, because of their equal strength and thirst for vengeance.
www.bookrags.com /notes/beo/PART1.htm   (771 words)

 Beowulf by Anonymous. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people.
The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath.
Beowulf is perhaps the most lively epic ever written.
www.online-literature.com /anonymous/beowulf   (0 words)

 Legends - Beowulf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beowulf in Hypertext includes the text in Old English and modern translation, with a glossary, notes on characters and historical context, and other materials; the site was "designed under the supervision of Dr. Anne Savage" at McMaster University.
The Story of Beowulf, Chapter XLII of Bullfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, an annotated summary of the Tale with notes.
The Electronic Beowulf Project is an effort to digitize images of the only extant manuscript of Beowulf, which was badly damaged by fire in 1731.
www.legends.duelingmodems.com /beowulf   (880 words)

 Beowulf Lesson Plans
Beowulf finishes reply to Unferth's 'challenge/insult' and says that if Unferth were what he implies he is, that Grendel would not be plaguing the Danes right now.
Beowulf sinks for hours- begins battle with Grendel's mother, ['fame comes to the men who mean to win it.' p.71] cuts off her head with a giant's sword (magic).
Beowulf cuts off Grendel's head, carries it to the surface, four men carry it on their spears to Hrothgar's hall.
teacher2b.com /literature/beowlspl.htm   (3264 words)

 Beowulf Summary
As Beowulf sank beneath the murky waters, he was immediately encircled by enormous and vicious creatures.
Beowulf was now an old man. Nevertheless, he determined to rid his kingdom of this scourge and to win the dragon's rich hoard for his people.
Beowulf advanced toward the dragon's cave, ordering his warriors to withdraw so that he alone might engage the beast in battle.
www.awerty.com /beowulf2.html   (1385 words)

 Beowulf HOWTO
Beowulf architecture scales well, it is easy to construct and you only pay for the hardware as most of the software is free.
Beowulf nodes can be thought of as a CPU + memory package which can be plugged in to the cluster, just like a CPU or memory module can be plugged into a motherboard.
Beowulf on the other hand is a machine usually dedicated to parallel computing, and optimised for this purpose.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/archive/Beowulf-HOWTO.html   (6415 words)

Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow, is a Geat and like no other warrior ever seen before.
When Beowulf was only a boy, he had battles with his friends and swam for miles with his sword in his hand and armor on the rest of his body.
Beowulf battles his enemies with pride and tells Hrothgar that he will "fulfill the will of your people or else fall in slaughter, fast in the foe's grasp.
csis.pace.edu /grendel/projs1c/be5.html   (0 words)

 Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf
The.50 Beowulf cartridge utilizes possibly the maximum diameter bullet in the biggest case that can be made to reliably function in an AR-15, while operating at a relatively low pressure to assure smooth operation and longevity of the rifle.
I was a bit concerned that the Beowulf’s recoil would beat the inexpensive scope to death, but the Tasco performed well, and proved to be a tough little compact sight, well-suited to the Beowulf rifle.
My intention was to carry the Beowulf on a bear hunt in Idaho, which should be the ideal situation in which to test the performance of the.50 caliber bullets on game.
www.gunblast.com /50Beowulf.htm   (1615 words)

 The Unity of Beowulf
For example, it clear that the Beowulf of part one is not the Beowulf of part two--he is old, moody, and near death in the latter part.
After Beowulf defeats Grendel, the scop chants the lay of Sigemund, in which Beowulf's future is foreshadowed, specifically, his fight with the dragon and his downfall.
The fault of Beowulf is that there is nothing much in the story....In construction it is curiously weak, in a sense preposterous; for while the main story is simplicity itself, the merest commonplace of heroic legend, all about it, in the historical allusions, there are revelations of a whole world of tragedy...
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/billramey/beowulf.htm   (2715 words)

Beowulf 1232-1643: Nightfall; Grendel's mother (1232-78); Grendel's mother kills Aeschere (1279-1396); second expedition to Grendel's mere (1397-1441a); arming of Beowulf (1441b-91); Beowulf descends to Grendel's mere, fights Grendel's mother, emerges from the mere with Grendel's head and the giants' swordhilt (1492-1643).
Beowulf 2200-2601: Fifty years later: attack on Geats by a dragon (2200-43); Elegy of the Last Survivor (2244-77); the dragon's attacks (2278-2354a); digressions about Hygelac's raid in Frisia (2354b-72), the Geatish-Swedish wars (1273-2416); Beowulf recalls his youth (2417-2509); Beowulf's boast before battle (2510-37); first part of the dragon fight (2538-2601).
Beowulf 3028-3182: The dragon and the treasure (3028-75); Wiglaf's elegiac vision of the Geats' future (3076-3109); Beowulf's funeral (3110-81).
www.csuohio.edu /english/bwf.html   (3062 words)

 What is Beowulf? - a definition from Whatis.com
The Beowulf idea is said to enable the average university computer science department or small research company to build its own small supercomputer that can operate in the gigaflop (billions of operations per second) range.
The original Beowulf cluster was developed in 1994 at the Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS), a contractor to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
A Beowulf cluster is placed in the taxonomy of parallel computing as somewhere below a massively parallel processor (MPP) and a network of workstations (NOW) that is clustered for the purpose of load balancing.
searchopensource.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid39_gci211652,00.html   (556 words)

 Amazon.com: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation: Books: Seamus Heaney   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Beowulf warriors must back up their mead-hall boasts with instant action, monsters abound, and fights are always to the death.
Beowulf the warrior, virtually a caricature of exaggerated, implausible heroism in some translations, is rescued in this new version to stand revealed as someone credibly human.
Heaney's "Beowulf" beat the latest "Harry Potter" novel for that prestigious honor by a single vote, proving the adolescent wizard to be as formidable an opponent as a grim monster from a mere.
www.amazon.com /Beowulf-Verse-Translation-Seamus-Heaney/dp/0374111197   (2251 words)

 Resources for the Study of Beowulf
Beowulf is both the first English literary masterpiece and one of the earliest European epics written in the vernacular, or native language, instead of literary Latin.
Sir Robert bound Beowulf with four other MSS in a combined codex known as Cotton MS.Vitellius A.xv, the 15th item on the first shelf of the "press" of manuscripts under the bust of Emperor Vitellius in his library.
Kiernan also wrote Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript (1981) and "The Eleventh-Century Origin of Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript," in The Dating of Beowulf, ed.
www.library.unr.edu /subjects/guides/beowulf.html   (2451 words)

 BEOWULF and GRENDEL Official Movie Website
Following a successful theatrical release of Beowulf and Grendel across Canada, Equinoxe Releasing is sending out a custom-boxed DVD of the film on July 18.
In anticipation of the July release, Beowulf aficionados and Gerard Butler’s many, insatiable fans have already driven the DVD to the top 5 of the Amazon.ca’s bestseller list.
Beowulf and Grendel, starring Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård and Sarah Polley, is adapted from the seminal 9
www.beowulfandgrendel.com   (472 words)

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Beowulf mailing list FAQ, version 2 - Notes This FAQ is intended to forestall the repetitive questions on the Beowulf mailing list.
Dates of the form [1999-05-13] indicate the date an entry was last edited, not the date what it describes was last updated.
A third problem is to determine the ARRANGEMENT of your code that runs most efficently on whatever architecture you have available (beowulf, cluster, or otherwise).
www.canonical.org /~kragen/beowulf-faq.txt   (0 words)

 Debian -- Beowulf Project
This is a list of people who are working on the Beowulf Project.
Beowulf Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
FAI is an automated system to install a Debian GNU/Linux operating system on a Linux Cluster.
www.debian.org /ports/beowulf   (0 words)

 Beowulf Tutorial: Building a Beowulf System
This is the concept behind the Beowulf parallel computing system we will describe.
A typical setup, will be to configure the nodes for a private beowulf network.
It does not matter which one you choose, since nobody will be able to connect directly to a compute node from outside this network anyway.
www.cacr.caltech.edu /beowulf/tutorial/building.html   (0 words)

 Beowulf.org: Overview
Beowulf Clusters are scalable performance clusters based on commodity hardware, on a private system network, with open source software (Linux) infrastructure.
Beowulf programs are usually written using languages such as C and FORTRAN.
See Beowulf History for more information on the development of the Beowulf architecture.
www.beowulf.org /overview   (242 words)

 The Adventures of Beowulf
fabric of fact and fancy, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.
This copy survived both the wholesale destruction of religious artifacts during the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and a disastrous fire which destroyed the library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1571-1631).
The poem still bears the scars of the fire, visible at the upper left corner of the photograph.
www.lone-star.net /literature/beowulf   (135 words)

 Beowulf (1999)
A short scene of Grendel having sexual contact with Rhona Mitra's character in her room was shot but left out because it didn't really work and the director later felt that it also wouldn't match with the story.
Continuity: When Beowulf cuts off the arm of Grendel, we see a left arm hit the ground (look at where the thumb is) but it is Grendel's right arm that is missing.
Beowulf: I must fight the evil to keep from becoming evil.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0120604   (499 words)

 Beowulf - Official Movie Site: Beowulf Movie
SYNOPSIS: In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother.  Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf.
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a unique vision of the Beowulf saga in a way that it has never been told before.
“Beowulf” stars RAY WINSTONE in the title role and ANTHONY HOPKINS as the corrupt King Hrothgar, as well as JOHN MALKOVICH, ROBIN WRIGHT PENN, BRENDAN GLEESON, CRISPIN GLOVER, ALISON LOHMAN and ANGELINA JOLIE as Grendel’s mother.
www.beowulfmovie.com   (168 words)

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